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Borland Speeds Linux® Development Into The Mainstream With Kylix™

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., March 7, 2001 - Borland Software Corporation (Nasdaq: BORL), a leader in e-business implementation platforms, today announced the immediate availability of Borland® Kylix™. Kylix is the first native rapid application development (RAD) environment for the Linux® operating system (OS).

Kylix combines an intuitive visual design environment, optimizing native code compiler, interactive debugger and comprehensive component suite to give developers the tools they need to deliver Web, desktop and database applications on Linux fast. Corporate and individual developers can now take advantage of the flexibility of cross-platform capabilities and a native RAD environment.

"We expect Kylix to have a dramatic impact on the Linux marketplace," said Dale L. Fuller, president and CEO, Borland. "Millions of users developing today with Borland Delphi™ and Microsoft® Visual Basic® will now the ability to easily move their skills, knowledge and applications to the Linux platform and, as a result, catapult Linux into the corporate mainstream."

With Kylix, developers can quickly and easily create sophisticated high-performance Linux applications with the ease of drag-and-drop development. Kylix includes CLX™, the component library for cross-platform development. With CLX, developers can exploit the power of component-based development to radically speed their time-to-market for high-performance Web, database and desktop applications. Modeled after the award-winning component library of Borland Delphi and C++Builder™, CLX should also simplify the migration of today's Windows-based applications onto the Linux platform. Kylix delivers a comprehensive palette of over 165 reusable, customizable and extensible CLX components for immediate productivity out of the box.

Apache™ developers can accelerate their Web server development with NetCLX™. NetCLX combines browser, server and database development technologies to quickly deliver scalable Web applications that support a large number of users and large volumes of data. With DataCLX™ and dbExpress™, developers can easily integrate corporate information into applications via high-speed database drivers for IBM® DB2®, Oracle® 8i, InterBase® and MySQL™. Kylix supports major Linux distributions, RedHat, SuSE and Mandrake.

About Borland® Kylix™
Borland Kylix, the first native-code rapid application development (RAD) environment for the Linux platform, is a component-based development environment for two-way visual development of graphical user interface (GUI), Internet, database and Web server applications. Kylix integrates a leading edge development environment, interactive debugger, intuitive visual designer and a comprehensive component palette to give developers the tools they need to deliver Linux applications fast. Kylix's state of the art optimizing compiler is seamlessly integrated to produce high-performance applications at high-speed. For more information about Kylix, visit

Borland Professional Services Organization will offer customized training courses and materials to fulfill customers needs, including a seminar series, eLearning programs, classes and materials to help developers get up-to-speed quickly with Kylix. For more information on training, please visit Borland's Web site,

Pricing and Availability
Kylix is available in three versions: Server Developer for professional and corporate Apache Web developers for $1999, Desktop Developer for professional application developers for $999, and Open Edition for open source and free software (GPL) development only will be available for free download or for purchase at $99 (with hardcopy documentation and CD). Kylix Server Developer and Kylix Desktop Developer will be generally available before the end of the first quarter 2001. Kylix Open Edition will be available by mid-2001. For more information about Kylix, please visit the Borland Web site,

About Borland
Borland is a leading provider of high performance e-business implementation platforms designed to increase developer productivity and reduce time to market for enterprise software projects. E-business implementation platforms consist of software products that allow businesses to develop, deploy and manage e-business applications. Borland is the vendor of choice for professional e-business solution providers who demand a vendor-independent implementation platform that supports rapid time to market, high productivity, performance and availability. Founded in 1983, Borland is headquartered in Scotts Valley, California, with operations worldwide. To learn more, visit Borland at , the community site at or call Borland at 800-632-2864.

All Borland brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of Borland Software Corporation, formerly known as Inprise Corporation, in the United States and other countries. Other names mentioned herein may be trademarks of the party using such names. This release contains forward-looking statements. All statements that are not historical are forward-looking. Forward-looking statements may relate to, but are not limited to, Borland's future financial performance, capital expenditures, revenues, acquisitions, earnings, costs, product development plans, global expansion plans, estimated size of potential customer markets, demand for our products, the projected acceptance by existing or potential customers of new technologies and the potential features of, or benefits to be derived from, the products developed, marketed or sold by Borland, market and technological trends in the software industry and various economic and business trends. Such forward-looking statements are only predictions and involve a number of uncertainties and risks that may cause actual events or results to differ materially. Factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially include, among others, the following: general economic factors and capital market conditions, general industry trends and the potential effects on us of competition in computer software product and services markets, growth rates in the software and professional services markets that we participate in, rapid technological change that can adversely affect the demand for our products, shifts in customer demand, market acceptance of new or enhanced products or services developed, marketed or sold by us, delays in scheduled product availability dates, actions or announcements by our competitors, software errors, reduction in sales to or loss of any significant customers, our ability to successfully integrate acquisitions, any failure by us to protect our intellectual property rights, the dependence of certain of our business units on licenses from third parties, our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel, and other factors described in our latest Annual Report on Form 10-K and our latest Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed by Borland Software Corporation with the SEC, copies of which may be obtained from the SEC at Borland undertakes no obligation to update any information contained in this release.

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